• Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Oscar winners! Rock Legends! Michael Jackson's Sperm Donor! All In One Room!

    Well, one Oscar winner (Patty Duke) plus plenty of offbeat, appreciated stars of every medium there is, all converging at the Chiller Theatre autograph show out in Parsippany. It happened, and I was there, greeting them all for this week's column.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Chiller Theatre Autograph Show Photos By Angelo Pitillo

    As you know, this week's column is a wacky and poignant joyride through a Parsippany autograph convention where I hobnobbed with all sorts of bright lights, gamely pushing and shoving my way through the throngs to show my icons some sensitivity and love.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Ernest Borgnine's Weirdest Movie

    No, it wasn't Marty, From Here To Eternity, or even Johnny Guitar. It was a wacky little 1972 alleged comedy called Bunny O'Hare, in which he and Bette Davis were a plumber and a widow who dressed up as hippies and robbed banks, funkily escaping on a motorcycle. Those two old coots were no threat ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 2, 2012

    Kathleen Turner on Faith, a Celebrity Crush, and Being Friends With Maggie Smith

    The actress goes from alkie nun to matriarch of the year

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    I Met Elvis's Costar Who Became A Nun!

    ​And three Oscar winners! And Pam Grier, Valerie Perrine, a former porn star, a lesbian movie star, Michael Pare, and Martine Beswick. They were all in the same room at the Chiller Theatre autograph show at the Parsippany, New Jersey Hilton. And they're all in this week's column.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Payback, Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

    ​In this week's issue of the Voice, Graham Rayman writes movingly of his memories of September 11, 2001...and how Osama bin Laden's recent death doesn't solve everything, but certainly helps: "I have to admit feeling satisfied, and astonished that all these memories came back so clearly as if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    I Hung With Loni Anderson!

    ​And the Brady Bunch! And the Munsters! And Ernest Borgnine! And oodles and oodles more! Click here for my hilarious yet socially insightful column in which I detail my trip to the "Chiller Theatre" autograph convention in Parsippany, where Oscar winners, kitsch sitcom stars, and horror f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    How I Make Buffalo Chicken Wings​Lauren S. asks: What do you eat at home the most when you really want a good dinner? Dear Lauren: Good question, I don't think I've ever been asked that before. Like every home cook, I have a repertoire of can't-miss dishes, nearly all of them formulated after ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Has-Beens Lip-synching to "Let It Be" (Video Below)

    ​Leave it to Norway. They have united every single fame-challenged celebrity whoever lived, and who wasn't busy at the autograph convention I recently went to in Parsippany, and shot them synching to "Let It Be" as a promo for some TV show or the other. Stick with this amazing clip and you'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    I Hobnobbed With Patty Duke, Fred Williamson, Theresa Russell...

    ​And Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Duffy, Barbara Eden, Sandahl Bergman, Nancy Allen, and tons more. It was the Chiller Theater expo in Parsippany, New Jersey, where pals Mickey Boardman and Angelo Pitillo and I giddily trekked to hang with the culty and classic stars in a Jersey Hilton.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Springsteen Won't Play Christie's Inaugural; Supports Gay Marriage Instead

    ​Incoming Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie asked Jersey bard Bruce Springsteen to play at his January 19 inauguration. The Boss declined. Christie's people say "he doesn't want to get involved in state politics" and wished Christie "every success." The Governor-Elect will in ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    March 23, 2004

    Temps Perdu

    The Parsippany swamp mystery and that leg warmer made out of a hat

  • News

    February 25, 2003

    Scuds, Wine, and Cheese

    A Town Prepares for Attack

  • News

    December 4, 2001

    That Other NBA Team

    Nobody's Watching, but the Nets Are Winning

  • NYC Life

    November 9, 1999

    The Shock of the Old

    Strange Days at Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware

  • Columns

    August 24, 1999
  • News

    July 13, 1999

    Against the Blue Wall

    A Black Cop Tries To Break the Code of Silence in New Jersey